What three words would people use to describe you?
Committed, Determined, Approachable
What does being a governor mean to you?
Being a governor is an opportunity for me to give back to the hospital. As a former patient I experienced first-hand the care and support of this very special community; and so now having the chance to be able to serve it in every way I can as a governor, is an honour.
What are you looking forward to in your role as a governor?
I am looking forward to working with the Council of Governors, continuing the work of ensuring that the patients and families receive the world leading care that has always been provided by committed staff. That the wider GOSH community, including Trust Members all feel valued contributors to this fantastic Hospital. Becoming a governor at this time, as the hospital has embarked on its Above & Beyond strategy is very exciting indeed. As we continue to work through the pandemic and post-pandemic there will be much work to be done. I look forward immensely to being a part of this.
What lasting impact would you like to leave as a governor?
Ensuring that Trust Members feel involved in all aspects, to support the phenomenal work that the hospital does and looking towards the future; helping to advance the care that patients receive. I would like every member of the GOSH community to feel that they are contributing and a valued member of this family.
What do you admire about GOSH?
I admire the care, the spirit, the compassion, the resilience, the strength. As a patient at GOSH as a child, this time was special to me and certainly helped to shape the person I am and the values I hold. GOSH creates a spirit of togetherness and optimism even under the most challenging of circumstances. It’s staff and supporters do so much to create positivity for patients and their families, and it does this in a very unique way. I am proud to have been a patient at GOSH, I am proud to be a Trust Member and now I am so proud to serve as a governor.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my family, particularly my young twins who keep me very busy, running, cycling, reading and drawing (always the Art Teacher!).
People don't know that...
I am struggling with this more than I feel I should...now this may well be more interesting to some than others but here goes; I know all of the words to all 3 original Star Wars films as I am a huge Star Wars fan! (you can test me!)